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  The Tissue Triphosa dubitata  

B&F: 1790

ABH: 70.123

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Local.

Primary Habitat: Woodland. 

Flight Period: Single brooded in August and September and after hibernation in April and May.

Localities: Yardley Chase, Boughton Park, Spanhoe Wood and Fineshade. 

Observations: As the moth is not greatly attracted to light the species is probably more widely distributed in the county than the mapping suggests. In the past I have netted the moth after it has flown past and away from an elevated m.v. lamp. Although it is seen in the spring most records are of pre hibernation moths. Double figure congregations of moths have recently been found overwintering in Kelmarsh Tunnel and in an old mineshaft at Collyweston Quarry. In both instances these were accompanied by numerous Herald (S. libatrix) moths.

Confusion Species: Scarce Tissue

L.O.N.: 1907. Many localities. Common.

First Record: 1842, Clark.